You and I didn’t shoot somebody last weekend, but we may well have contributed to structures of sin that result in situations like this. Read more

It’s been a slow blogging week, with three of my six kids on their sickbeds, so I’ve decided to give you my seven favorite episodes of Outside The Walls. It should only take you seven hours to get through. Read more

Canonized Saints are a gift to us from the Church. These flawed human beings show us the depths of God’s grace, and the transformative power of the Holy Spirit, who isn’t content to just forgive our sins, or overlook our faults, but who is determined to complete the work of holiness in us! Read more

Shortly after my conversion, a social-media acquaintance of mine asked me to explain the Sacrament of Confession. I practically put together a syllabus for a semester-long lecture series. Tonight, As I stood in line for confession, I realized that I had tried to give a lecture instead of an answer. Read more

Yes, there is a time to speak in measured tones and with dispassionate reason. This is especially true when speaking with those who are outside the Church. When we disagree with such a person, we should be calm, measured, and reasoned in our language. But there is also a time for the prophet to come into our midst and shake things up a bit. Why? Because one day there will be an accounting. Read more

Our family of 8 piled onto the couch for a much anticipated movie night. We eagerly launched Netflix and selected their critically acclaimed adaptation of the beloved children’s book “The Little Prince.” I quickly began to regret that we had not screened the film first. Read more

Tomorrow on Outside The Walls, we’ll talk with Rebecca Bratten Weiss about how and why she avoids unfriending. Listen on the Breadbox Media app at 4pm Eastern. Read more

Boy howdy, has this been an interesting topic. It is easy to get caught up in the emotion of the argument and not take the time to take a step back and examine what is really going on. But let’s do just that. Let’s take a step back and take a look. Read more

This week, on Outside the Walls, I’m going to talk with fellow Patheos blogger, Sam Rocha, about what steps we can take to form our consciences as we prepare ourselves to vote. It promises to be a riveting conversation. We’ll address both how to form our consciences overall, and with respect to the current election cycle. Read more

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